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Upcoming Conference

Material + Meaning

Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Louisiana   |   October 04 - October 06, 2018

CONFERENCE DATES:

October 4th – October 6th, 2018

HOSTED BY: Louisiana State University
Conference Committee: Johanna Warwick (LSU), Kristine Thompson (LSU), Jeremiah Ariaz (LSU), Lily Brooks (Southeastern Louisiana University), Jonathan Traviesa (Tulane University), and Deb Lillie (Nicholls State University)

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
Material + Meaning brings together shared thematic concerns at the forefront of contemporary photographic practices. The widespread exploration of the aesthetic and physical possibilities of photography points toward a renewed understanding of the photograph as material object. We are interested in putting these investigations of the tactile and tangible in conversation withthe harder-to-pin- down social and political concerns of our time. What can photography help us understand about power, truth, transparency, and reliability? We look to artists who synthesize materiality and meaning to act as stewards of interpretation and representation---framing and shaping visual culture and politics. We hope this conference will provide a platform for us to connect and reflect on these themes within our region and beyond.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

Proposals can be for individual presentations, collaborations, workshops and panels from member photographers, writers, educators, curators, historians, professionals, and students. Topics are not required to be theme-based, and may include but are not limited to, image-making, history, contemporary theory and criticism, multidisciplinary approaches and new technologies, and presentations of work in photography, film, video,performance and installation.

REQUIREMENTS:

Please email in one zip folder all as word documents a 1 page abstract, including title, AV needs, space concerns, your CV, and a 150-word bio for each presenter and headshot (same dimensions as below). In addition, please include 5 images saved as 300ppi at 1200pixels on the longest dimension as jpegs. Save zip file as Lastname_Firstname_2018SPESC and putin subject ofemail your name and Conference Proposal. Pleaseemail to spesc2018@gmail.com.

PROPOSALS DUE: May 1, 2018 - EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS MAY 17, 2018

The conference organizers look forward to seeing your proposals.

Interested in presenting? Click here for details. Deadline May 1st. 

CALL FOR HONORED EDUCATOR:


SPESC is seeking nominations for 2018 Honored Educator. Nominees should have made a significant contribution to the field of photographic education and should have a minimum of 15 years' experience as an educator.
    
Nominations should include a letter detailing the educator's contributions to the field of photographic education and a summary of the nominee's career. Send to spesc2018@gmail.com by May 15 using "SPESC 2018 HonoredEducator nomination" as the subject (or just reply to this message). We look forward to seeing your nominations!

Please take these factors into consideration when nominating:

  • The recipient has made a significant contribution to the field of photographic education
  • The contribution to the field could be made through classroom teaching, writing, publishing, museum education, or other areas of professional practice in the photography.
  • The recipient is a mid-career to late-career educator. There is no specific requirement for the number of years in the field, but 15 years would generally be seen as a minimum.
  • The recipient has been a member of SPE.
  • To be considered for the Honored Educator award, the educator must be nominated by a member of SPE. 

 

Previous South Central Honored Educators:

  •     2017- Deb Lillie (Nicholls State, LA)
  •     2016- Tim Tracz (Austin College, TX)
  •     2015- Chad Smith (Texas A&M – Commerce, TX).
  •     2014- Michael Pevin (University of Arkansas, AK)
  •     2013- Keith Carter (Lamar University, TX)
  •     2012- Dornith Doherty (University of North Texas, TX)

 

The conference organizers look forward to seeing your proposals.

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